Title: Mortal Kombat: Scorpions Revenge
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ethan Spaulding
Starring: Patrick Seitz, Jennifer Carpenter, Joel McHale
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins
What It Is: Based on the popular fighting game series we are given the tale of Hanzo Hasashi (Seitz) perhaps the fiercest member of the Shirai Ryu. When his wife and young son are murdered by Lin Kuei member Bi-Han…known as Sub-Zero (Steve Blum) it is now Hanzo’s goal to seek vengeance for his murdered family. With powers bestowed upon him from Shinnok disciple Quan Chi (Darin De Paul) he becomes Scorpion and will seek his revenge during the Mortal Kombat tournament representing the Netherrealm. But will he find the closure he seeks?
What We Think: Warner Bros. animation studio continues to fully understand the properties they’re animated much like their various DC animated films WB did a great job of crafting the world of Mortal Kombat. As the trailer implies this is a film full to the brim with blood, violence, and foul language. Anyone familiar with the property will love seeing they’re favorite characters on full display (unless you’re me and you main Kano, come at me!). Regardless, the voice acting is spot on and some of the dialogue is genuinely good…except for one line by Sonya Blade…which is still better than the entirety of Ronda Rousey’s voice acting in Mortal Kombat 11.
Our Grade: B-, This is a highly enjoyable piece for those that are fans of the Mortal Kombat series. If you’re not or you’re not familiar with the story of the series this is a good proper introduction. Solid voice acting and very interesting looking animation choices make this one that any fan of what Warner Bros is doing will truly enjoy. Since it was straight to Blu-Ray/VOD it’s easy enough to find just look it up and you’ll be able to get a hold of it. Definitely do that!